We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“My favorite restaurant in the world”
Review of Ebisu

Ebisu
Ranked #455 of 5,854 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Sunset
Reviewed June 17, 2014

For the quality of sushi that you get at Ebisu, you'd expect to drop a massive amount of money, but it doesn't happen. For how packed the place is, how long the lines can get and the reputation, you'd expect them to be impolite or at least impersonal, and yet they're as nice as you can imagine. Even the owner waits on tables, buses dishes and greets people.

This is honestly, without peer, my favorite restaurant in the world, and the top thing that I miss about not living in SF anymore.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank hipcheckUK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (171)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

65 - 69 of 171 reviews

Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place has some of the best sushi in the city. The fish is fresh and the food is consistently good.

The rolls that I love are California roll and the spicy tuna. They carry Bluefin toro most of the time and its good. They also have noodles and other Japanese dishes.

One bad thing is that they don't have ramen and they have it at their other stores.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank milton919
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 18, 2014

SF has no shortage of sushi restaurants and many are top notch. We are lucky to have so many great options, there are sushi places for almost every mood (romantic, kitschy, formal, quick, traditiona, etc). But ebisu is my favorite because of the consistent quality of their product and the numerous interesting options. It doesn't hurt that I used to live around here.

My favorite roll from here is the swamp roll, spicey tuna with seaweed on top. I'm also a big fan of their grilled squid. I've seldom if ever had a bad roll from this place though so you won't go wrong no matter what your preferences are.

This is definitely a place to check out if you have been spending a day in Golden Gate Park and are craving a sushi experience.

Thank Retinol13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 11, 2014

They told me it was the best Japanese Restaurant in town and this is not exaggeration! We had to wait 15 minutes even if it was on Tuesday and then we sat at counter. In front of us there were the cooks that prepared the sushi, they were very gentle. I was so happy that I when I read the menu that I could not beleve it: They had Melon Soda!! It is hard to find it outside Japan!. Then we ordered several type of Sushi: it was delicious and well done! The price was a little high, though.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Enrico268
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were neas UCSF looking for a place to eat about 9PM and found Ebisu. Small and tasteful interior. He service was flawless and the food terrific. I had sukiyaki filled with seafood and my partner delighted in the deluxe sushi combo. The place was staffed by 4 sushi chefs as well as back kitchen staff. Fish was fresh. The whole experience was delightful.

Thank Osidemike
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ebisu also viewed

San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Ebisu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing